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Missouri Girls Town Prom 2018!

Excitement brewed on campus, as the girls anticipated Missouri Girls Town’s  2018 Prom. A great deal of preparation went into the event, from planning the theme and decorations, to prom dress shopping, to creating the invitations.  The tropical-themed event featured photo props, a live DJ, a Prom Queen coronation, and a tiki-bar which served punch, candy, and custom-made cookies. The girls were escorted by a local chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and were treated to an all-you-can-eat pizza and dessert bar at lunch. Leading up to the event, the girls gathered in the morning for breakfast, before being treated to a spa-like…

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Congrats to Sophie McDevitt, Employee of the Quarter!

Meet Sophie, Missouri Girls Town’s most recent Employee of the Quarter! Sophie has been a part of the MGT family since 2015, and began as a Direct Care Staff member before transitioning to the role of McClain House Manager in late 2017. Since then, Sophie has implemented a new house schedule of community outings that center around themes of education, service, and recreation. Of the time spent at MGT, Sophie states: ”I love MGT because I really do enjoy spending time with the girls and being there to help them through their struggles, and celebrate their accomplishments”. One nomination reads:…

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AmazonSmile Gives Back to Missouri Girls Town!

Interested in a new and convenient way to give back to Missouri Girls Town? Now, by making purchases from Amazon, a portion of your purchase can be donated to MGT through AmazonSmile… and the best part? It’s easy! All you have to do is log on to your Amazon account by going to amazonsmile.com, and choose Missouri Girls Town Foundation, Inc. as your charitable organization of choice! All of your original Amazon preferences, settings, and wishlists remain the same, so there is no need to re-register or put in any additional information if you already have an Amazon account. For more…

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Annual Holiday Party, 2017!

Missouri Girls Town staff and administration recently celebrated the holiday season with its annual holiday party on campus. Festivities included awards for “Best-Dressed” in holiday attire, and gifts given to staff and administration. Music filled Wirts Dining Hall, as a full meal and desserts were served. In addition to the party, was the announcement of the Employees of the Month. LaTayisah Pohtos, Director of Recreational Therapy, was named Employee of the Month for her work in direct-care, while Executive Director, Jenny Preiss was recognized as the administration Employee of the Month. The party had a fantastic turnout, and made for…

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Announcing Employee of the Quarter: Laura Maddox!

Congratulations to Laura Maddox on being named Missouri Girls Town’s Employee of the Quarter! Laura has been serving as Missouri Girls Town’s Case Manager since September, 2016 and her work contributes to the campus in several ways! Some of her work includes facilitating the client intake process, and taking the girls to medical appointments or shopping for much-needed items. Two of her nominations for Employee of the Quarter read: “We wish we had a thousand Laura’s at MGT and on the planet in general. She is patient, hard working, kind and is constantly going above and beyond her work duties….

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